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23-Jun-2015

Cybergenetics scientist testifies in Australia trial about mixture of relatives

Sydney, Australia

In New South Wales, Robert Xie is accused of bashing his brother-in-law Norman Lin, Lin's wife Lily, their two young boys, and Lily's sister to death with a hammer-like object in their home. The Sydney court has heard how a stain found by forensic investigators on Xie's garage floor could be a DNA mixture containing blood from these five related victims.

Cybergenetics TrueAllele® technology was used in this case to resolve DNA mixtures of relatives. By separating a mixture into genotypes, TrueAllele replaces complex statistical arguments with simple comparisons that juries can understand. Cybergenetics scientist Dr. Mark Perlin was in Sydney this June testifying about TrueAllele match results on DNA mixture evidence.


  • Robert Xie trial: Blood stain on garage floor linked to bashing murder of Lin family, court hears - Article

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